Even 1000 soft pretzels that can’t compete with my love for Jim and Pam’s relationship. Office. (Okay, maybe 1,001.) 15 years later, their first kiss is still one of the most favorite moments. Department History – and on January 9, the peacock shared a special on-screen interview with Jenny Fisher and John Krasinski, revealing that the picture-perfect moment was more romantic than we thought.
“My stomach was tight. . . They removed everyone from the set. The cameramen were hiding. We didn’t get to see them, ”Fisher Krasinski explained before joining,“ what they did like the big nude scene was really wild. It was very quiet, the lights really went out and you thought something intense was happening. . . We were both really nervous. ”
“The whole setup was very calm and intimate and it really felt like a stealing moment between the two characters.”
After Jim’s famous “I’m in love with you” in the parking lot, Pam goes back to the office to call her mom and ask for advice. At the time of the call, only one cameraman was present and hid behind a door to feel more intimacy of the scene. “I first saw John when he walked into the house for the scene,” Fisher said, “so, my first glimpse of him was when he walked through the gym door and came and kissed me. . . The whole setup was very quiet and intimate, and it really felt like a stealing moment between the two characters and I think it worked so well. “
In addition to being alone in a dimly lit room, Krasinski and Fisher made the scene so intense that they invested in the storytelling of their characters, just as fans watched from home. Commenting on the future of Jem and Pam’s relationship, Krasinski said, “What people don’t understand is that Jenna and I were so nervous and found out about it.” “We were dying to know how they were going to finish it. We didn’t know how it would happen, when it would happen, under what circumstances. It was really, really fun. “
As nerve-racking as it was, the scene – which is now viewed by millions of fans – is absolutely worth it if you ask us. Watch the full clip above to learn more from Krasinski and Fisher about what it was like to prepare for one of Jim and Pam’s most memorable onscreen moments.